1. Davis told reporters at the Pentagon that the missile "splashed down inside Japan’s exclusive economic zone, about 88 nautical miles from Hokkaido,” according to the Military Times.
  2. Citing Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, BBC News reported that the missile flew for about 45 minutes, about six minutes longer than the ICBM tested earlier this month.
  3. Japanese broadcast NHK, citing a military official, said the missile reached an altitude of more than 1,860 miles. South Korean military said the missile might have reached an altitude of nearly 2,300 miles, Reuters reported. The ICBM tested earlier this month reached an altitude of approximately 1,740 miles.
  4. Pyongyang claimed in July that officials had successfully launched an intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time, in spite of a UN ban. Such missiles can carry a warhead over more than 3,400 miles through air and space.
  5. The launch marked the 14th missile test conducted by North Korea this year.
  6. Experts are split on whether the country currently has the ability to shoot an ICBM at the United States.
  7. Reuters reported that South Korean President Moon Jae-in called a National Security Council meeting for early Saturday.
  8. The AP reported that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called a meeting of Japan's National Security Council.
  9. “I have received information that North Korea once again conducted a missile firing,” Abe said. “We will immediately analyze information and do our utmost to protect the safety of the Japanese people.”
  10. Check back for updates on this developing story.
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